December 2009 Sightings in the Windsor Area
Tuesday, December 15: The Lakeshore CBC was held Monday, December 14. The total species count (tentatively at 76 species) was well above our previous record high of 67 species which was set on December 22, 2001. Eleven species were new for the count and an additional 16 species tied or exceeded previous count totals. American Crow numbers were at record low numbers.
A few highlights include:
Tuesday, December 08: Tufted Titmice continue to recover from their low numbers several years ago when West Nile Virus first entered the region. The nature centre feeders usally have titmice throughout the day and local residents are reporting this species visiting feeders on a regular basis.
Construction of the new nature centre is expected to begin in early March. Recently we have been moving some garden plants, locating underground services and taking soil samples in preparation for the work ahead. Plans for the new building are on dislpay at the centre.
Upcoming Christmas Bird Counts
Monday December 14 - Lakeshore (phone June Hurley 519-979-8126)
Saturday December 19 – Cedar Creek (phone Ojibway 519-966-5852)
Sunday December 20 – Rondeau (phone Keith Burk 519-676-2570)
Monday December 21 – Pt. Pelee (phone Pt. Pelee 519-322-5700)
Sunday December 27 – Holiday Beach (phone Betty Learmouth 519-944-0825)
Thursday January 1 – Detroit River (phone Ojibway 519-966-5852)
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